30 July 2022, 11:00am–3:00pm
|Location|| Redmond Barry Reading Room |
State Library Victoria
|Accessibility||Has wheelchair access|
Enjoy a day of craft by taking part in a variety of knitting, crocheting and yarn-based activities for craft lovers of all ages to enjoy.
Complete with local craft stalls, fun interactive workshops, and tips and tricks from some serious needle workers, this free event will ensure knitting becomes one of your favourite hobbies.
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Take part in drop-in pom-pom and yarn craft workshops hosted by The Studio Workshops for all ages throughout the day (no booking required).
Enjoy a talk with Sarah Spencer, the artist behind the machine-knitted star map featured in the upcoming Handmade Universe: From craft to code and the spaces between exhibition.
Bring a knitting, embroidery or sewing project you’re working on and join a 30-minute session with Kate Just while sharing thoughts on feminism, emotional labour and craft as a force for social change.
Kate is known for her inventive and political use of knitting; her work Anonymous was a woman is featured in the Handmade Universe exhibition alongside a first edition copy of Virginia Woolfe’s classic essay, A room of one’s own.
Discover the new exhibition, Handmade Universe by joining curator Linda Short for a guided talk. The exhibition explores how we connect with universal themes of place and identity through the act of making by hand.
Please note: door prizes will be available for the best crafts, which include 1x$100, 2x$50 and 4x$25. This has proudly been provided by Bendigo Woollen Mills, Australia's largest hand knitting and crafting yarn mail-order manufacturer, with various yarns and colours to choose from.
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- Melbourne City Dyeworks: creates bespoke hand-dyed yarns, sourced from Australian and New Zealand with no two hanks ever the same.
- Knitato: works to nurture your creativity, and rediscover the value and joy of taking time to create. They have knitting kits, yarn and tools available.
- Great Ocean Road Woollen Mill: is owned and operated by Isabel and Nick, with the aim of creating the most sustainable, ethical and environmentally friendly yarns in the world.
- Yarn Industries: is created by Emma, who produces beautifully hand-stitched works inspired by Australia's incredible native wildlife and plants. Emma has available hoop art, beginner embroidery kits, purses & brooches.
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